Na­tion re­calls 9/11

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Amer­i­cans re­mem­ber 9/11 with somber trib­utes on the 17th an­niver­sary of the at­tacks.

Amer­i­cans re­mem­bered 9/11 on Tues­day with tears and somber trib­utes as Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump hailed “the mo­ment when Amer­ica fought back” on one of the hi­jacked planes used as weapons in the dead­li­est ter­ror at­tack on U.S. soil.

Vic­tims’ rel­a­tives said prayers for their coun­try, pleaded for na­tional unity and pressed of­fi­cials not to use the 2001 ter­ror at­tacks as a po­lit­i­cal tool in a po­lar­ized na­tion.

Sev­en­teen years af­ter los­ing her hus­band, Margie Miller joined thou­sands on a misty morn­ing at the me­mo­rial plaza where the twin tow­ers once stood.

“To me, he is here. This is my holy place,” she said be­fore the read­ing of the names of her hus­band, Joel Miller, and the nearly 3,000 oth­ers killed when jets slammed into the tow­ers, the Pen­tagon and a field near Shanksville, Pa.

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Above, Chrissy Bortz of La­trobe, Pa., pays her re­spects at the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 Na­tional Me­mo­rial in Shanksville, Pa. At left, White House staff ob­serve a mo­ment of si­lence.

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